Rumor: Red Dead Redemption 2 Could Be Coming To The Nintendo Switch Soon

Rumor: Red Dead Redemption 2 Could Be Coming To The Nintendo Switch Soon
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It looks like Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 might be coming to the Nintendo Switch soon, as a data miner shared a photo that hinted at a possible Switch release.

Earlier this week, the aforementioned data miner posted a photo on Twitter that showed a Nintendo Switch Pro controller in its files, which likely suggests that the game will come to the console at some point this year.

Another hint that Red Dead Redemption 2 could be coming to the Nintendo Switch came from a Spanish retailer called Instant Gaming, which has the game listed as a Switch title. It’s also worth noting that in the listing, the game isn’t available for any other console.

While the listing is still up on the retailer’s website, additional details such as price and its release date haven’t been listed. But, it’s probably safe to assume that the game will be released for the Switch soon.

Last year, CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released for the Switch, but some assets from the game had to be removed to run on Nintendo’s console. So, if Rockstar is planning on releasing Red Dead 2 for the Switch, they’ll likely have to do the same thing, as their game is far more detailed than CDPR’s.

If the Nintendo Switch rumor is true, then Rockstar will probably confirm it very soon. But, if not, then we probably won’t hear any more about it. It’s probably worth noting that Grand Theft Auto V, which was far more popular than Red Dead Redemption 2, has never been released for Nintendo’s console. Also, it’s unclear if a potential Switch port of RDR2 will be able to support its vast online world.

One year after its release, Red Dead 2 finally came to PC late last year as an Epic Game store exclusive. Unfortunately, though, the game hasn’t sold that well since its release. It was recently reported that the concurrent player count for the game on PC is around 51,000 players, which is a low number, especially when compared to Grand Theft Auto V’s number, which is around 360,000 players.

When it first came to PC via the Epic Games store, Red Dead 2 had several issues which made the PC port not enjoyable for players. Thankfully, it seems like all of those issues have been addressed. So, hopefully, the game will have a better launch if it does end up coming to the Switch.